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One story of academia : race lines and the rhetoric of distinction through the Académie française /
Moussa Traoré.
New York : Peter Lang, c2010.
viii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
1433109166 (alk. paper), 9781433109164 (alk. paper)
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New York : Peter Lang, c2010.
1433109166 (alk. paper)
9781433109164 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Acknowlegmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
ûThe Académie française: Theory of Uniqueness, Mystique of Attraction and Tests of Worthp. 13
History of the Académie française and its Influence outside of Francep. 20
The Power of the Academic Myth and the Reality of its Pursuitp. 23
ûThe Académie française and Indirect Exclusionsp. 29
Class mattersp. 29
Gender mattersp. 30
Ethnicity and Religion matterp. 38
Nationality mattersp. 46
Ideology and Politics matterp. 47
ûLiteral Exclusions: From Academically Exclusive to Social Disgracep. 63
ûThe Dictionnaire de lÆAcadémie and its Meaningp. 69
ûThe Académie and Frenchness before the 18th-Centuryp. 73
û Heritage of the Academic Accomplishments: The 17th-Century in the Rhetoric of French Uniqueness and Purity in the 20thp. 97
ûThe Académie, Europe and the Colonial Rhetoric on Race Separationp. 119
ûThe 18th-Century: Philosophers and Church Men in the Académiep. 133
Key Agents of the Enlightenment in the 18th-Century Académie: Saint-Pierre, Montesquieu, Voltairep. 136
Consequences of the 18th-Century ôEurope françaiseö: Influence of the Académie française and outside Reactions to itp. 141
Economy of the Struggles in the Académie before the Revolution and Developments Thereafterp. 148
Defending the Anciens beyond the Revolution into the Empire: the Case of abbé (later Cardinal) Mauryp. 156
ûThe 19th-Century: Modern Imperialism and Academic Discoursep. 161
Hugo on Napoleonp. 163
Alfred de Vigny: Challenger of the Académiep. 166
Alfred de Mussetp. 184
Emile Littrép. 186
Alexandre Dumas filsp. 188
Renan and the Ending 19th-Centuryp. 190
The Bridge of the Centuries: Technology, Nationality and Racep. 191
ûThe 20th-Century: Colonialism and Internationalismp. 197
Nationalism, Race, and Issues of Creativity and Influencep. 197
About Leading Europe and Directing Western Civilizationp. 204
Theorizing Race and Ethnicity as the Defining Elements of Imagined Communitiesp. 217
Civilization and its Others: Rhetoric on the Role of Race in æDistinguishedÆ Accomplishmentsp. 224
Conclusionp. 259
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 275
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